The Philippine Embassy in Oslo would like to inform the public that it is currently implementing Memorandum Circular No. 08-2018 dated 26 April 2018 of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) on the registration of direct-hire overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), i.e. OFWs recruited by employers who did not engage the services of a POEA-accredited recruitment agency. Specifically, the Embassy will authenticate only employment contracts that conform to the standards set by the POEA Memorandum Circular.
According to the Memorandum Circular, "No employer shall directly hire an overseas Filipino worker for overseas employment" except if the employer is a member of the diplomatic corps, member of an international organization, head of state, or government official with rank of at least deputy minister, or in other cases as may be allowed by the POEA.
A copy of POEA Memorandum Circular No. 08-2018 may be viewed in the attachment below.